Comparison of Full-scale and Bench-scale Biological Nitrogen Removal Kinetics on a Wastewater Treatment Facility Biomass
Full-scale and bench-scale tests were performed on an operating wastewater treatment facility to define kinetics for nitrogen removal. The facility uses a bionutrient removal system designed to remove nitrogen and phosphorus. This research report investigates full-scale biokinetic data to determine actual nitrification and denitrification rates and bench-scale biokinetic data to estimate the kinetic parameters associated with documented kinetic models. Furthermore, the tests were performed at two solids retention times (SRTs) to compare baseline operating conditions with those designed to simulate a greater overall flowrate through the facility. This report includes independent evaluation of nitrification and denitrification rates from full-scale operating data specific to the process basins, of kinetic relationships for continuous flow bench-scale tests and of kinetic relationships for batch bench-scale tests. Also included in this report is an evaluation of the limitations of bench-scale and full-scale testing procedures.
This item is only available in print in the UCF Libraries. If this is your thesis or dissertation, you can help us make it available online for use by researchers around the world by downloading and filling out the Internet Distribution Consent Agreement. You may also contact the project coordinator Kerri Bottorff for more information.
Dietz, John D.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Healy, John Christopher, "Comparison of Full-scale and Bench-scale Biological Nitrogen Removal Kinetics on a Wastewater Treatment Facility Biomass" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 3999.